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States Where Americans Are Paying the Most Taxes

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45. Texas
> Taxes paid as pct. of income: 7.6%
> Income per capita: $47,362 (24th lowest)
> Income tax collections per capita: $0 (tied – the lowest)
> Property tax collections per capita: $1,731 (13th highest)
> General sales tax collections per capita: $1,151 (5th highest)

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44. New Hampshire
> Taxes paid as pct. of income: 7.9%
> Income per capita: $59,668 (7th highest)
> Income tax collections per capita: $66 (9th lowest)
> Property tax collections per capita: $3,054 (2nd highest)
> General sales tax collections per capita: $0 (tied – the lowest)

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43. Nevada
> Taxes paid as pct. of income: 8.1%
> Income per capita: $46,159 (19th lowest)
> Income tax collections per capita: $0 (tied – the lowest)
> Property tax collections per capita: $959 (11th lowest)
> General sales tax collections per capita: $1,451 (3rd highest)

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42. South Carolina
> Taxes paid as pct. of income: 8.4%
> Income per capita: $41,633 (7th lowest)
> Income tax collections per capita: $780 (19th lowest)
> Property tax collections per capita: $1,130 (20th lowest)
> General sales tax collections per capita: $659 (13th lowest)

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41. Mississippi
> Taxes paid as pct. of income: 8.6%
> Income per capita: $36,636 (the lowest)
> Income tax collections per capita: $603 (12th lowest)
> Property tax collections per capita: $972 (13th lowest)
> General sales tax collections per capita: $1,105 (9th highest)

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